J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis both once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It was not a fancy dress party

Five Fascinating Facts about C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis is one of the major figures of twentieth-century children’s literature and Christian apologism, so we’ve gathered together our five favourite interesting facts about Lewis and his work. Some of the interesting facts about C. S. Lewis that follow touch upon his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien; these may be known to diehard fans of the ‘Inklings’ (of whom more below), but we hope that some facts will be news to even devoted fans of C. S. Lewis’s work.

1. C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It wasn’t a fancy-dress party.

According to Humphrey Carpenter in his J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography, Tolkien went to a New Year’s party in the 1930s as a polar bear, wearing a sheepskin with his… Continue Reading (5 minute read)

5 thoughts on “J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis both once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It was not a fancy dress party”

  1. RudegarWithFunnyHat

    they should have checked their outfits beforehand, to avoid such an embarrassing situation.

  2. BriggKells

    Tolkien also once ran through a street an only a loin cloth (iirc) screaming in Icelandic. The man was quite interesting when he wanted to be.

  3. ConcernedSecure

    “C.S. Lewis was born on this day in 1898″…

    The article has zero dates on it!

  4. DreyaNova

    You know what though, there’s *never* enough polar bears at any of the parties I attend so I think they were onto something.

  5. inexcess

    “Well one of us is gonna have to change”

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